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The City of Portland, Oregon

Planning and Sustainability

Innovation. Collaboration. Practical Solutions.

Phone: 503-823-7700

Curbside Hotline: 503-823-7202

1900 SW 4th Ave, Suite 7100, Portland, OR 97201

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Mixed Recycling (Paper, Plastic, Metal)

Include these items in your building's mixed recycling container:

mixed paper recyclingPaper: Newspapers, magazines, catalogs, phone books, flattened cardboard boxes, scrap paper, junk mail, cartons (milk, juice, soup). Shredded paper must be in paper bag.

mixed plastic recyclingPlastic: Bottles with a neck and tubs (6 oz. or larger), plant pots (4" or larger), buckets (5 gal. or smaller). Rinse. Discard lids.

metal recycling itemsMetal: Aluminum, tin and steel food cans, empty dry metal paint cans, empty aerosol cans, aluminum foil, scrap metal (smaller than 30" and less than 30 lbs). 

Do not include plastic bags, to-go cups, etcDo not include: Plastic bags, plastic lids, diapers, freezer boxes, coffee cups, pesticide or herbicide bottles, propane cylinders, household garbage, light bulbs, drinking glasses, flower vases, ceramics, broken glass.